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“SportsCenter” anchor Josh Elliott will replace JuJu Chang as news reader on “Good Morning America,” ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced Wednesday morning, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Miss Chang is going to “Nightline,” where she’ll be anchoring many of the late-night news show’s 13 prime-time hours.

This is the first “GMA” shakeup since James Goldston took over from longtime executive producer Jim Murphy last month.

“GMA” co-host Robin Roberts is also an alum of Disney-owned ESPN.

Rights to Golden Globe at center of federal lawsuit

The longtime producer of the Golden Globe Awards has asked a federal judge to uphold its broadcast deal with NBC, arguing that it helped restore the show’s reputation after a scandal in the early 1980s, the Associated Press reports.

Dick Clark Productions and the show’s organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), are locked in a federal lawsuit over who owns broadcast rights to the glitzy awards show, which draws in millions of viewers each year. The HFPA sued the production company last year, claiming that it had sold the broadcast rights to the show through 2018 without proper permission.

Attorneys for Dick Clark Productions, also known as dcp, however, claim they have rights to produce the show as long as it airs on NBC.

They wrote in a filing Monday that the production company spent years restoring the reputation of the show after controversy about whether an award was improperly bestowed knocked the Globes off major networks for a decade. CBS canceled its broadcasts of the show after the HFPA gave Pia Zadora a best-newcomer award reportedly after intense lobbying by her husband.

The filing references the Zadora controversy and claims HFPA is attempting to cut the production company out of its share of profits now that it “has built the Golden Globe Awards show into a highly lucrative production generating millions of dollars annually for the HFPA.”

A federal judge will determine who owns the broadcast rights during a trial scheduled to begin in September. The association has said it needs to have the issue decided with enough time to solicit a new producer and broadcaster if it wins.

“Simply stated, those facts are that dcp licensed NBC seven years of television broadcast rights to the Golden Globe Awards Show that dcp did not have,” HFPA attorney Linda J. Smith wrote in a statement in response to the filing.

After the CBS cancellation, the Golden Globes were taped for several years and eventually returned to a live broadcast on the cable network TBS. It has aired on NBC since 1993, which dcp claims is a result of its reputation and work to restore the show’s luster.

Seventeen million people watched the ceremony this year, according to the Nielsen Co.

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